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Independence Bancshares Studying Virtual Currencies | Lets Talk Bitcoin

Independence Bancshares Studying Virtual Currencies | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Independence Bancshares - a publicly traded (albeit thinly on the OTC:QX), FDIC-insured, community-based bank in Greenville, South Carolina - seemed poised to become the first bank in the United States to embrace Bitcoin payments, according to three patents published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. However, after speaking with Chief Executive Officer Gordon Baird, Let's Talk Bitcoin has learned that Independence Bancshares has clearly distanced themselves from Bitcoin, but is "studying virtual currencies."
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DEA Seizes Bitcoin: Seizure Points to Earlier Mistaken Identity | Lets Talk Bitcoin

DEA Seizes Bitcoin: Seizure Points to Earlier Mistaken Identity | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Let's Talk Bitcoin is a twice weekly show about the ideas, people and projects building the new digital economy and the future of money.
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Banks Issue Bitcoin Report: Bitcoin Community Absent | Lets Talk Bitcoin

Banks Issue Bitcoin Report: Bitcoin Community Absent | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
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Bitcoin Scholars to Compete for 15,000 Euro SWIFT Grant | Lets Talk Bitcoin

Bitcoin Scholars to Compete for 15,000 Euro SWIFT Grant | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
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Pittsburgh Poised to Become First Municipality to Accept Bitcoin | Lets Talk Bitcoin

Pittsburgh Poised to Become First Municipality to Accept Bitcoin | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
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MasterCard Files Bitcoin Patent Application with United States Patent and Trademark Office | Lets Talk Bitcoin

MasterCard Files Bitcoin Patent Application with United States Patent and Trademark Office | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
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MMM #17 - S02E01 | Lets Talk Bitcoin

MMM #17 - S02E01 | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Let's Talk Bitcoin is a twice weekly show about the ideas, people and projects building the new digital economy and the future of money.
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CGAP: Bitcoin Not Helping the Poor

CGAP: Bitcoin Not Helping the Poor | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Bitcoin will have its greatest, most lasting impact on the six billion humans living outside the western world... Or so we've been told! World Bank & Gates Foundation sponsored "Consultative ...
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IBM Building "e-Currency Platform," including Bitcoin

IBM Building "e-Currency Platform," including Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Hot on the heels of Chase's mystery patents last month, patent documents from IBM reveal interesting plans for the digital currency market. IBM's new filing is much less vague and even less compet...
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Bitcoin Professionals Double in Four Months

Bitcoin Professionals Double in Four Months | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is still the top social network for business professionals- and now, there is a growing community of Bitcoin professionals as well.

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Paypal's Anonymity Play

Paypal's Anonymity Play | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
What is Anonymity? Let me start off by explaining what I mean by “anonymity.” What I refer to anonymity is really pseudonymity, the right to privacy and the tight restriction of access to account n...
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Users Bitcoins Seized by DEA

Users Bitcoins Seized by DEA | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
The Drug Enforcement Administration posted an Official Notification that Bitcoin (i.e. property) belonging to Eric Daniel Hughes was seized for forfeiture pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881, because the p...
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Bitcoin's Watershed Moment: An Open Source Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Bitcoin's Watershed Moment: An Open Source Cryptocurrency Ecosystem | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
At Inside Bitcoins the future of virtual currency Bitcoin Conference in NY, Adam B. Levine, EiC and Co-host of Let’s Talk Bitcoin! announced Watershed
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United States to Monitor Canadian Border for Illicit Drug-Related Bitcoin Transactions | Lets Talk Bitcoin

United States to Monitor Canadian Border for Illicit Drug-Related Bitcoin Transactions | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
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International Monetary Fund Asserts Bitcoin Not a Currency in Draft Report | Lets Talk Bitcoin

International Monetary Fund Asserts Bitcoin Not a Currency in Draft Report | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
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eBay and Microsoft Eye User-Created-Value Platforms Similar to LTB | Lets Talk Bitcoin

eBay and Microsoft Eye User-Created-Value Platforms Similar to LTB | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
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Princeton Researcher Receives $500k National Science Foundation Cryptocurrency Grant | Lets Talk Bitcoin

Princeton Researcher Receives $500k National Science Foundation Cryptocurrency Grant | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
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Pentagon’s Net Assessment Group Gives Marines Bitcoin Homework Assignment | Lets Talk Bitcoin

Pentagon’s Net Assessment Group Gives Marines Bitcoin Homework Assignment | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
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Bitcoin or “DARPACoin” Could Save Civilization After a Nuclear Event | Lets Talk Bitcoin

Bitcoin or “DARPACoin” Could Save Civilization After a Nuclear Event | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it

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Why Your Alt-Coin Is No Good Here

Why Your Alt-Coin Is No Good Here | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
By Brian Cohen Stanley Kubrick is known for being a filmmaker and not a cryptographer.  However, Kubrick’s films have hidden “fractal” narratives with coded messages that Rob Ager has been decipher...
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Alcatel-Lucent files Patent for Vault to Wallet Transfer System

Alcatel-Lucent files Patent for Vault to Wallet Transfer System | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
The essence of the patent is a system whereby a decentralized currency such as Bitcoin is stored in a secure environment known as a Vault and a smaller unsecured portion of funds are stored in an u...
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OIG Hands Virtual-Currency Reins to FinCEN

OIG Hands Virtual-Currency Reins to FinCEN | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Seemingly moments before the US Government went offline, the Treasure Office of Inspector General quietly released the U.S. Treasury's Annual Plan for 2014. Unlike its 2013 predecessor, the new pl...
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Bitcoin Goes to Washington

Bitcoin Goes to Washington | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
The cash-like nature of Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin seem to be fundamentally at odds with the identity-based financial systems we’ve used since the advent of the internet. Call it threat or l...
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Ericsson Patents Open Money for Society

Ericsson Patents Open Money for Society | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Ericsson’s patent application published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 20130166398 on June 27th is for a “System And Method For Implementing A Context Based Payment Syste...
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BitBills Attempt to Patent Physical Bitcoins

BitBills Attempt to Patent Physical Bitcoins | Brian Cohen Portfolio | Scoop.it
Physical Bitcoins come in many shapes, sizes and methods. A patent filed by BitBills was recently published that claims ownership of nearly all known methods whether used in the BitBills product o...
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